Mitt Romney

  • November 4, 2016  

    In 2012, Mitt Romney received zero votes in inner-city Philadelphia. Some Republicans believed such an extreme result indicated fraudulent voting behavior, and this election season, Donald Trump and his supporters have revived that hypothesis. William Brangham speaks with officials in Pennsylvania for analysis of the 2012 data and explores what motivations might lie behind fraud concerns. Continue reading

  • October 28, 2016  

    This campaign season, the electoral map has undergone major upheaval — and the race could come down to just a handful of critical states. For insight into what’s motivating voters in hotly contested Texas, Georgia, Florida, North Carolina and New Hampshire, Judy Woodruff is joined by Emily Ramshaw of The Texas Tribune, Andra Gillespie of Emory University and Paul Steinhauser of NH1. Continue reading

  • October 28, 2016  

    In the wake of a new FBI investigation into emails from Hillary Clinton’s aides and more sexual assault accusations against Donald Trump, syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss a campaign environment of “sleaze” and the election’s outlook. But they also take a break from politics to consider the exciting Cubs-Indians World Series. Continue reading

  • October 21, 2016  

    With just over two weeks until Election Day, there are some surprising shifts occurring in the electoral map. Judy Woodruff speaks with correspondent Lisa Desjardins and Nathan Gonzales of The Rothenberg & Gonzales Political Report about which voters are deserting Donald Trump, the latest poll numbers and the possibilities for down-ballot races changing the power balance in the House and Senate. Continue reading

  • October 14, 2016  

    The state of North Carolina is a focus for both candidates in the campaign’s final weeks. The majority of college-educated white women here supported Mitt Romney in 2012, but accusations against Donald Trump, and his inflammatory rhetoric, have alienated that crucial voting bloc. Judy Woodruff reports from the Tar Heel State, where she interviewed female voters struggling with this year’s choice. Continue reading

  • October 14, 2016  

    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s news, including another barrage of sexual misconduct allegations for Donald Trump, the morality of Republicans who have changed their minds about their candidate, Michelle Obama’s “authentic” speech and whether the newest WikiLeaks dump will make a difference. Continue reading

  • October 7, 2016  

    This campaign year has witnessed many unexpected shifts in the electorate — not to mention the candidates. But one of the most surprising changes may be the voters in Georgia. After supporting Republican presidential contenders for the past 24 years, the Peach State may be up for grabs due to its diversifying demographic. Judy Woodruff visited Georgia to report on the political climate there. Continue reading

  • September 2, 2016  

    This week, Donald Trump took a surprise trip to Mexico before his landmark immigration speech. But are his views too radical for the electorate? Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton is hitting a fundraising stride, though her email scandal remains in the headlines. Hari Sreenivasan speaks with syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks for analysis of the week in politics. Continue reading

  • August 18, 2016  

    During most election years, the electoral map is fairly predictable, except for ten or twelve swing states. But in this year’s highly unorthodox race, Hillary Clinton has taken a substantial lead in five of these battlegrounds and is pursuing states that are typically solid red. Judy Woodruff talks to Ohio Public Radio’s Karen Kasler, Tampa Bay Times’ Adam Smith and Lisa Desjardins for analysis. Continue reading

  • July 18, 2016  

    The first day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland was action-packed. What can we expect to see Monday night? Rachel Martin of NPR reports from the convention floor, while Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff talk with Kellyanne Conway, an advisor to Indiana Gov. MIke Pence, presumptive vice presidential nominee. Continue reading

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